Yes, there is a difference .
Apparently this is still in issue because people STILL keep accusing this girl who cosplayed as Webarella as using ‘blackface’ and finding it offensive. Apparently, they don’t know the difference between a costume and an old entertainment tactic that we obviously don’t use today. Just because something looked suspicious does not mean it was anything but innocent, because it was JUST a costume. A blackface is more than just paint, it was the routine in itself… the personalities they portrayed, the ‘dandified coon on the plantation’. The key was the actors portrayal, the dancing and singing and exploitation shows. That’s what made it offensive. It wasnt just the face itself.
Should kids be punished for something completely unrelated? Don’t hinder creativity based on your own insecurities, because no one is going to want to hang out with you.
And yes, that Webarella cosplay is still badass and I’m so jelly…